Brined Pork Roast

Brined Pork Roast is super delicious, and stocks my freezer for busy weeknights!!! I LOVE it!

BRINED PORK ROAST is the most moist and tasty pork every!!! It takes time but it's so simple to make and will always impress your family and friends! I can't get enough BBQ pork sandwiches!!!  They are so amazing!  I was recently out in Florida for a family reunion, celebrating a lot of birthdays in my family.  For dinner one of the nights my Uncle Bo served up the best … [Read more...]

Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake

This Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake is an amazingly simple one-dish meal the whole family will love!

Tender chicken breasts in marinara are topped with buttery Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits in this Cheddar Bay Chicken Bake. It's an amazingly simple one-dish meal the whole family will love! Cheddar bay biscuits are the sole reason I go to Red Lobster. Those tender biscuits loaded with cheese and butter, piping hot right out of the oven, are pretty much the best thing … [Read more...]

Apricot Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Fire up the grill, it's time for some amazing Apricot Glazed Grilled Pork Chops! These bone-in chops will be your new favorite summer dinner!

Fire up the grill, it's time for some amazing Apricot Glazed Grilled Pork Chops!  Coated with a delicious apricot glaze, and grilled with sweet, juicy apricots, these bone-in chops will be your new favorite summer dinner! If you haven't already, its time to fire up your grill.  We're now in the heart of grilling season, which is probably my favorite time of year.  Not … [Read more...]

Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad

Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing is better than your favorite restaurant salad at a fraction of the cost, but with ALL the flavor!

Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing is packed with crunchy veggies, crispy tortilla strips, tender barbecue chicken and the most intoxicating dressing EVER!  Better than your favorite restaurant salad at a fraction of the cost, but with ALL the flavor... And then some! Its been uncharacteristically muggy here in San Diego, so much so that it flash … [Read more...]

BBQ Dry Rub

BBQ Dry Rub takes your barbecue to the next level with amazing flavor and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!!!

BBQ Dry Rub takes your barbecue to the next level with amazing flavor and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!!! We're heading up to Washington to do some camping this month and we're absolutely going to be barbecuing! I'll be making up some food ahead of time to take too!  I already started the other day.  I made the most yummy Brined Pork Roast … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Dust off that slow cooker and try this easy Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken, your family will love it!

Dust off that slow cooker and try this easy Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken, your family will love it! It's been very hot in Oregon already this year. Usually the weather stays cool until the end of June. On Saturday it was over 100 degrees! With the weather being so darn hot, I am using my slow cooker even more. I made this delicious Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Meal

This easy Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Meal is perfect for grilling out on a busy weeknight. Almost no clean-up required!

This easy Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Meal is perfect for grilling out on a busy weeknight. Almost no clean-up required! It's summer time, that means laying out in the sunshine, or splashing in the pool, or taking the kids on fun family outings. No one wants to have to cut all of that short so they can go home and start cooking. Am I right? I grill out a lot once the … [Read more...]

Grilled Bacon and Blue Cheese Pizza

Summer pizza nights just got a little more exciting with Grilled Bacon and Blue Cheese Pizza!

Summer pizza nights just got a little more exciting with Grilled Bacon and Blue Cheese Pizza! I have been making pizza, actually 2 pizzas, every Friday night for the last 13 years. I haven't done the math, but that's a lot of pizza. It is one of the kids' favorite nights, and whether I feel like it or not, you will find me in the kitchen making dough every Friday … [Read more...]

Grilled Steak with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce

One of the best things about summer is grilling up your favorite cut of beef, just like this magnificent Grilled Steak with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce!

Don't you just love summer?!! One of the best things is grilling up your favorite cut of beef, just like this magnificent Grilled Steak with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce! If it is on a charcoal grill, on an open fire or on a gas BBQ, the flavor of a grilled steak is unbeatable. The steak I bought, is called a Cowboy steak and it sure feeds a family. It is a bone in rib eye, not … [Read more...]

Muffaletta Hot Dog

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This Muffaletta Hot Dog is a great way to spruce up a BBQ staple! Today I am sharing a super fun hot dog recipe with you.  This is no ordinary “dog” however, this is andouille sausage.  Andouille is probably my favorite sausage.  It’s full of flavor with a bit of spice.   It’s a Creole favorite as are muffaletta sandwiches. I was in my early 20’s the first time I … [Read more...]